One Car Too Far (2012– )

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It's all about the drive to survive. What happens when you 'MacGyver-ize' a car? In One Car Too Far former British Special Forces operative and an American car junkie are dropped into ... See full summary »

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It's all about the drive to survive. What happens when you 'MacGyver-ize' a car? In One Car Too Far former British Special Forces operative and an American car junkie are dropped into incredible landscapes and forced to work together to survive and ultimately escape to safety. The twist, they will have to take a small red car with them. It's the perfect combination as one knows how to drive and the other knows how to survive. With no proper roads and no real supplies, the two must rely on instinct and expertise alone to make it out. From the treacherous slopes and near-freezing temperatures of a mountain top, to the wet, dense vegetation of the rainforest, they use whatever supplies they can find to turn a regular car into an all-purpose vehicle to get them over, under and through just about any obstacle in their way. Written by Discovery

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5 June 2013 | by (Bahrain) – See all my reviews

Watch the desert episode if you want to see exactly how NOT to drive on dunes. Shockingly reckless, very thin on actual information and played more like some childish drama than a proper challenge. The driver has no idea how to traverse dunes properly - drives WAY too fast both up and down dunes and almost rolls the car at one stage. Just so you understand - rolling your car is GAME OVER. Broken limbs, burst fluid reservoirs, a trashed car - and that's if you're lucky. At one point he repeatedly fails to climb a dune in 4th gear (taking a straight line at high speed - total n00bery) when anyone who has driven a YJ/TJ 4.0l Wrangler on sand for more than 30minutes knows the sweet spot is 3rd gear in low range. Also he's using the WRONG tyres - sand tyres should be smooth radials not aggressive knobbly diggers. Check out dune climbing competitions and you will see many cars using bald balloon tyres that have only one central radial groove. There is no mention of using diff locks etc (the standard TJ has open diffs only) - these make a massive difference on sand.

The survival guy seems to be a bit more clued up - but forgets to dry out the sleeping bags on the back of the car during the hot day......dear oh dear

If you really want to know how to drive on sand, check out The Off-Roader's Manual by Jehanbaz Ali Khan, do NOT try to copy this show.


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